Nestled in between two large rivers and Mt. Hood, Portland, Oregon is the second largest city in the Northwest. Also referred to as “The City of Roses,” it is known for its scenic beauty and offers its residents the big city living with small town charm. Portland is known as the most environmentally friendly, or “green” city in North America and the second most environmentally friendly city in the world, the public transportation system is one of the largest and most efficient.
Frequently compared to San Francisco, in reference to its large art and music scene, there are many performing institutions including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Symphony, Portland Center State, and The Portland Opera. For music enthusiasts it is home to large bands such as Everclear, Modest Mouse, Pink Martini, and The Shins. With art walks, galleries, theaters, and Saturday Market, the community vibe is what sets it aside from other large cities.
Portland is also one of the only cities in the world to house a medical school, a naturopathic college, a chiropractic college and a college of oriental medicine.
For sports enthusiasts there is the NBA basketball team, the Trailblazers, and also a major junior hockey team the Winterhawks, minor league baseball, and a Major League Soccer team the Timbers.
Offering residents community feel with the benefits of large city life, such as endless shopping and amazing dining, an award winning mass transit system, never ending activities, and the beauty of the Northwest, it is no wonder Money Magazine proclaimed Portland Oregon as North Americas “Best Big City.”
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